Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Cumulative Treasure

There are many great thinkers and doers I was never taught about in school.  They were left for my eventual discovery at a time when I am capable of appreciating them. As a kid I would not have understood what those men … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge, Life, Love, Self Awareness, Simple Pleasures, Wisdom

Fairy Tales Are More Than True

“Once upon a time”… a story begins signaling almost always there is happiness to be found before the tale ends. For the happy to have meaning, there must be trouble or heartache or tragedy; sometimes all three and more. Such … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Self Awareness, Simple Pleasures, Wisdom

Look Closer; See

When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee Scotland , it was believed that she had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through her meager possessions, they found … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge, Life, People

The $#*! Kids Say

These quotes are uninhibited comments made by British children taken from a commercial airing in the UK for a nonprofit organization: (little boy) I was 6 on the 50th of November. (little girl) Do mommies teach babies how to laugh … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Health, Knowledge, Life, Overcoming Obstacles

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

While there is no absolute certainty, I suspect today will be quite a bit like yesterday and not very different from tomorrow. The sun rose as it did yesterday and will tomorrow. The birds happy for springtime will be singing … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Self Awareness, Simple Pleasures

The Only Life You Could Save

One of the type phrases I have worked diligently to eliminate are statements like “she made me angry…”, “he made me feel bad…”, “they caused me to feel self-conscious.” and any other assertion that pushed the majority of my mood … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge, Life, Simple Pleasures, Wisdom

To Be Certain is Ridiculous

Just before starting out the door of my home, a feeling comes that I should take an umbrella with me.  I stop and pick it up but think to myself “I won’t need this.  It’s sunny with only a 30% … Continue reading

Posted in Knowledge, Life, Self Awareness, Spirituality

To Risk My Significance

For a long, long time I thought I lived openly…at least in the vast majority of ways.  My secrets were either ancient history or had to do with relationships with the opposite sex. Somehow I managed to compartmentalize my behaviors believing … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Knowledge, Life, Relationships, Self Awareness

From Then Till Now To Summer

To a good degree I have a high school English teacher named Miss Upchurch to thank for cultivating my love of poetry.  That written in lyrical rhyming form is my favorite kind as it bounces along when read almost like … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Life, Simple Pleasures

“Omnia Vincit Amor”

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them and said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Love, Wisdom